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2012 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Organization
Savannah native, Juliette Gordon Low organized and founded the Girl Scouts of America on March 12, 1912. The original troup of 18 young women was formed here in Savannah, Georgia. In March of 2012, Savannah will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts by welcoming hundreds of girls to the city to recognize and remember the founder, Juliette Gordon Low, along with visiting landmarks and participating in numerous activities.
To kick-off the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, Savannah is hosting a series of events, including:
- The Bridge Ceremony and Party | Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 7:00AM - 3:00PM | The Bridge Ceremony will symbolize the "bridge" to the second century of the influencial organization. Following the Ceremony, Melinda Caroll, a composer and performer of Girl Scout songs, will lead a sing-a-long in Forsyth Park.
- Sunrise Ceremony | Monday, March 11, 2012 | The Sunrise Ceremony will help the Girl Scout visitors kick-off the Official 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts in Forsyth Park.
The Savannah troup, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, have been celebrating and preparing for the 100th Anniversary for three years now. One goal set for the anniversary is to complete over 100,000 hours of community service; already over 69,000 hours have been completed! These hours have benefited the Savannah community enormously by voluntary food, book, and clothing drives, volunteering with the elderly, and shipping their famous, Girl Scout Cookies overseas to our, American troops! Savannah is honored to be the founding city of this incredible organization and the home of the Girl Scout of Historic Georgia troop.
This world, renown organization, Girl Scouts of America have made quite the impact in the cookie industry! Do you know which of these famous cookies were part of the original cookie sales by the Girl Scouts? Guess now!
By: Brianne Baggett